(I wrote this article shortly before Attack on America. Although it was originally intended to deflect rude e-mails and letters, sense of it has become much larger in scope. I am in no way suggesting that terrorists attacking this country should be allowed to escape justice. I for one feel we should go after these people with every resource at our command. But trying to fight hate with hatred will only multiply evil. And it is guaranteed to bring unwanted effects back on both individuals and our country. Read following article with that context in mind.)
You know feeling.
You've been wronged. Or think you've been wronged. Same difference.
You sit down at computer and pound out an angry, scathing denunciation of person, their company, their ancestry and their ethics. You insult everything about them except their looks. And that's probably because you never met them.
With a single keystroke or a first class stamp, your damming missile is on way.
Satisfied that you have put another idiot in their place and proven to world that you're a person who can't be messed with, you treat yourself to a cup of coffee.
But instead of coffee, you better be looking over your shoulder and running like hell. You have just sent out a barrage of 'boomerang' words. They will return. Guaranteed. And they will sting you with multiplied ferocity.
Sometimes words themselves return. But generally they come back in unrecognizable forms. It may be a health problem...loss of a job...financial setbacks...or something you consider to be just plain bad luck.